Acquittal Would Leave An ‘Enormous Stain’ On The Senate, Says Senator | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Acquittal Would Leave An 'Enormous Stain' On The Senate, Says Senator | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1

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    1. GOP’s plan is to realize its long-held dream of a “permanent majority” — even as their base shrinks year by year, as a demographic — via gerrymandering, voter suppression, amped-up foreign interference, and overwhelming financial support to GOP campaigns at all levels from the top one-tenth percent — thanks, Citizens United! One big barrier to their success has just fallen; their President is effectively a monarch. Once the plan advances far enough and the media and activists tire of struggle and accept the “new normal”, GOP will throw off all constraint and directly “fix” the results of our by-then-sham elections. Say buh-bye to prospects for a Dem prez for the next 12 years at least. This is the Putin model — no coincidence. You won’t recognize this country when — or if — it comes out the other end. 2020 election may not occur at all, on some pretext — at least not on time.

  1. Someone needs to keep an eye on senator Alexander’s bank account. Was he given a nice retirement bonus for his vote?

    1. How about doing something productive for a change instead of cancel culture and 24/7 impeachment. Dems have nothing to show for the last four years, and the 2020 election is right around the corner, so maybe, just maybe you should at least pretend to care about some of the normal, kitchen-table issues that concern the average American.

  2. And with that we have a King. Above the law and this upcoming election will be stolen. Term limits for Senators is the only remedy. Totally ignore the people of the country. Brazen and comfortable smdh

    1. No, but it means you can grovel and kiss the feet of the criminal-dictator-in-chief and hope for a pardon….

    2. @Vincent Napolitano You keep digging that hole, because sooner than later you will be in it with trump. Remember what happened to his buddy Epstein……

  3. Being a juror at ANY future trial is going to amount to HOW MUCH ( in dollars and cents) the defendent can afford to pay each juror. If it’s enough he will be acquitted. If not he will do time. Thank you Republican Senators, you just made our justice system the laughing stock of the world. You are all pieces of chit.

  4. The ChiefJustice Roberts should have talked out about having witnesses!!! What a failure. All of these republicans have destroyed our democracy and rule of law!

    1. Agree. What I’m concerned with is what will replace it? I have a guess: a plutocracy, government by the wealthy. That would be awful for not only the U.S. but for ALL democracies.

    2. @Jane Blake November would be the people’s last chance of keeping that alive. The situation is bigger than Trump, hes already in his late seventies. So its the future generation issue.

  5. WELL IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE UP TO THE PEOPLE WHEN THE ELECTION COMES IT WILL BE YOUR VOTES TO GET THE MF OUT

    1. SORRY WE LOST THAT RIGHT VOTING. TRUMP GAVE THAT TO PUTTIN. FOR HIS MIDDLE CLASS SUPPORTS SAY, GOOD BYE TO UR OR UR FAMILY SOCIAL SECURITY, HEATH CARE NEXT UR RETIREMENT. REMEMBER TRUMP “I CAN DO ANYTHING. THAT’S HOW HE’S GONNA THANK U. SEE U ON THE BROKE LINE.

    1. It was a waste of time. Pelosi never wanted to go the impeachment route, but must have been under extreme pressure or blackmail. She knew it just reinforced the view of the “Do-Nothing Dem’. It’s true. Dems have accomplished nothing, and not an election is looming. This was a really, really stupid strategy. It was an obvious coup, just like all the other coups they so ham-handedly attempted.

  6. The last few years have already forever stained the reputation of the senate. This is simply the coup de grace.

  7. From all I’ve seen these corrupt criminal GOP Senators have turned this into a FAKE TRIAL..
    Which they will pay the price for in November

    1. Yes…truth , justice and the American way. ….and Fast and Furious, the IRS, spying on and arresting journalists, Benghazi, FISA Court abuses, 33,000 missing emails, destroyed devices. Russian supplied disinformation dossier, and on and on.

    2. Remember soon you’ll have to stand with a stiff armed salute and chant, “Hail, hail, hail, hail, hail King Trump.”

      Don’t tell me you cannot see Trump wanting that.

    1. @quietman356 123455 Paying prostitutes to cheat on your pregnant wife is your definition of decency? You do realize you’re making a total fool out of yourself, right?

    2. Interesting. I guess the CIA/FBI/NSA spying on a Presidential candidate and then working to overturn an election isn’t a stain on the constitution at all.

      OH, and when Obama was assassinating American citizens without a shred of due process, that wasn’t a stain on the constitution, American values, and human decency? Stop parrotting the tired old lines you hear from CNN.

    3. @Andy Mo What does cheating on your wife have to do with the constitution? What do you call what Obama did in Syria? How many hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children lost their lives at the hands of terrorists, because of his failed misadventure there? It’s a fact that he let ISIS rise because they were a more effective fighting force against Assad than the FSA. And how about Libya? Tunisia? Ukraine? Egypt? Iran? And what about the assassination of the American teen from Colorado along with his cousins and friends without a shred of due process? Where were you those 8 years of the Obama presidency? Under a rock? It’s really sad how ignorant you are.

  8. I remember when the usa raged against Soviet and NK show trials. Now the gop is doing the same thing. How did this come to be?

    1. Wasn’t that exactly what the Dems in the house wanted? They controlled the house, they COULD have had a REAL crime in the articles but gave us this twinkie defense. I will laugh if I see Nancy in person, she is such a clown for doing all this!!

    2. I’m a lifelong Dem, and I’m sad that Nancy gave in to the pressure to do this. Waste of time and makes us look really bad. What do we have to show for the last four years? We really can’t take credit for the economy, which is most important in the voters’ minds, so she basically just handed the election over to Trump. The current crop of Dems are absolutely useless and embarrassing – the most do-nothing faux liberals. Let’s get back to real liberalism – anti-war, free speech, an economy that benefits the most economically disadvantaged, not the corporations.

    3. Abuse of Power is A REAL CRIME. UNFORTUNATELY, The Point Most People Don’t realize is that Bribery in General can be done by ANYONE, But Abuse of Power & High CRIMES can Only be done by the POTUS. The Circumstances, influence and Access of National resources in this Bribery COULD ONLY BE DONE BY THE POTUS, NOT BY YOU & I.

    4. @Scott Clarke Sorry, but it’s all about the sell. The charges against Trump were flimsy, confusing, and did not have bipartisan support at all. Pelosi knew this, and that’s why she opposed it. The American people were sick and tired of impeachment, impeachment, impeachment. That’s ALL they’ve heard from the Dems since 2016. The people want to know about how we’re going to address their kitchen-table needs.

  9. I remember tRump stating that he had the greatest memory in the “World”, but he can’t really Lev! I guess now I have the greatest memory in the world!

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